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Talking Vitamin D and COVID-19 With Professor Adrian Martineau
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Professor Adrian Martineau at Queen Mary University of London is the lead researcher on the CORONAVIT trial that is exploring the effectiveness of correcting vitamin D deficiency in reducing the risk of developing COVID-19. In this interview, we ask Martineau about the rationale behind this study, what impact the UK COVID-19 vaccine rollout may have on the power of the trial and the potential impact of the results.

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A Pilot Trial of High-Dose Vitamin C in COVID-19 Patients
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The results of a pilot trial investigating the effect of high-dose intravenous vitamin C (HDIVC) for severe COVID-19 have been published in Annals of Intensive Care. The study findings are impacted by a reduced sample size, however the data obtained suggests that vitamin C may help to improve oxygenation in critically ill COVID-19 patients.

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If Athletes Can Edit Their Own DNA, How Will We Detect It?
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The ability to edit the genetic code of a human being in vivo may have once seemed a far-off fantasy. But the advent of CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology has made it very much a reality. If athletes attempt to edit their DNA to enhance performance, how will we be able to detect it? A new study proposes a suitable method.

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Divided Opinions As UK Government Changes COVID-19 Vaccine Regimen
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The MHRA has declared a change to the vaccine dosing schedule in the UK. Both ChAdOx1 and BNT162b2 will now be administered as one injection followed by a second dose injected up to 12 weeks later. This regimen has not been tested in a clinical trial.

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Stay Up-to-Date With COVID-19 Vaccine Development
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Technology Networks is committed to keeping you updated with the latest research in this space. In this article, you'll find a curation of our latest COVID-19 vaccine-related content.

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Epigenetics Optimized Cell Culture Conditions To Drive and Maintain Cell Identity
Industry Insight

Technology Networks spoke with Pierre-Louis Joffrin, corporate development officer at Mogrify, to learn more about the EpiMOGRIFY platform, the advantages of using a data-driven method to maintain cell identity and support cell conversion, and the implications this could have for the development of cell therapies.

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What Do We Know About the SARS-CoV-2 Variant Spreading in the UK?
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A variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus known as B.1.1.7 – or VOC202012/01 – has been identified in the UK and classified as a "variant of concern" by Public Health England (PHE). What do we know so far about the molecular biology of this variant?

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Genotype vs Phenotype: Examples and Definitions
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Any organism is a by-product of both its genetic makeup and the environment. To understand this in detail, we must first appreciate some basic genetic vocabulary and concepts. Here, we provide definitions for the terms genotype and phenotype, discuss their relationship and take a look at why and how we might choose to study them.

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A Path to Better Plant-Based Foods
Industry Insight

With demands for food rising as the population continues to expand, and the ever-present threat of climate change, scientists are looking for innovative ways to feed society without adding to the planet’s burdens. Plant-based foods are one area of great interest to meet this need.

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Prenatal Sequencing
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In this infographic we’ll explore some of the key concepts in prenatal and neonatal sequencing, focusing particularly on sequencing cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA).

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